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Here are some other facts about titling and registering your boat in Colorado.

  • A Boat Registration is valid for one year and expires on December 31 of each year. Owners of vessels that have already been registered will be sent a renewal notice to their residence.
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife must be notified within 15 days of the sale, trade, or transfer of ownership of a registered vessel.
  • The owner of a registered vessel must notify Colorado Parks and Wildlife within 15 days if the vessel is abandoned, destroyed, lost, or stolen; the registration issued for the vessel must be surrendered.
  • When the owner of a registered vessel changes address from that shown on the registration, he or she must notify the Colorado Parks and Wildlife within 15 days of the change.
  • If you lose or destroy your Boat Registration or decals, you must apply for a duplicate within 15 days in writing and submit a processing fee.
  • Canoes, kayaks, sailboards, or non-motorized rafts, which are not required to be registered, must be marked clearly with the owner’s name and current address in a place on the vessel where it will be clearly visible.
  • Larger recreational vessels owned by U.S. citizens may (at the option of the owner) be documented by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). (Read more about obtaining the USCG’s Certificate of Documentation). Call the USCG at 1-800-799-8362 for more information.

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